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Audiograms: Your Hearing Test Results

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When you have your hearing tested by a hearing healthcare professional, you will often see your results in the form of a graph. This graph is called an audiogram, and depending on the outcome of your testing will show you what kind of loss you have

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Audiograms: Your Hearing Test Results

  1. 1. Audiograms: Your Hearing Test ResultsWhen you have your hearing tested by a hearing healthcare professional,you will often see your results in the form of a graph. This graph is called anaudiogram, and depending on the outcome of your testing will show youwhat kind of loss you have. Below is a blank example.Notice that the y-axis (vertical) is labeled “hearing level (dB)”, while the x-axis (horizontal) is labeled “frequency (Hz)”. These two axes are correlatedwith loudness (dB) and pitch (Hz). Loudness goes from soft to loud as wedescend the graph. Pitch goes from low to high as we cross from left toright. Normal hearing for an adult is considered to be 0-20 or 0-25 dB acrossall pitches. However, as people age, hearing in the high pitches tends toworsen, sometimes spreading across the mid and low pitches with time.Your hearing test results will help you to understand how much of yourhearing is lost and in what pitch ranges.Audiology Concepts (952) 232-5217
  2. 2. As your audiologist or hearing healthcare professional completes your puretone testing, he/she will make marks for left and right ear responses. Leftear responses are denoted by an ‘X’, while right ear responses are denotedby an ‘O’. Responses may also be color coded with left ear responses in blueand right ear responses in red.HEARING STATUS RANGENormal range -10dB to 25dBMild hearing loss 26dB to 40 dBModerate hearing loss 41 dB to 55 dBModerately-severe hearing loss 56 dB to 70 dBSevere hearing loss 71 dB to 90 dBProfound hearing loss 91 dB +Where your ‘X’s and ‘O’s fall will show you your hearing status. Above is achart of degrees of hearing loss. Remember that your hearing may not fallinto only one category! Your audiologist can further explain your audiogramresults in terms of type of loss and treatment options!Visit our website to know more on audiogram.Audiology Concepts (952) 232-5217

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